Latest news from the village 16.01.13

Foroige logoA large group of teenangers  attended the information night on Foróige on Wednesday night in the village. Those in attendance heard from the leader sof the new group about what Foróige was all about and what benefits the new group will have for everyone. A leader from Riverstick Foroige spoke about what his club does and how they meet other clubs for basketball and soccer tournaments, talent nights and discos. Two members from Riverstick spoke on how involvment in their club means everything to them and that it’s a great place to hang out and meet friends.
The first real meeting of the club takes place on Wednesday January 22nd at 7.30pm in the GAA hall.
Farmers Marketcountry market
The Caochford Farmers Market takes place on Saturday, January 18th from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Get along and purchase the freshest vegetables in Cork. Have a beautiful cup of coffee and some delecious home baking. Browse the beautiful jewellery and knitwear stalls and pick up a good secondhand book.
Aghabullogue racing rescheduled
The Aghabullogue Point to Point races fell foul of the heavy rain last Sunday and have now been rescheduled for this Saturday from 12.00noon. The races are a great day out for the whole community and an opportunity to meet neighbours and friends and maybe even make a few bob! A few local horses are penciled in for running on Saturday and this should only add to the excitement of the day.
Coachford GIYGIY Logo
The Coachford ‘Grow It Yourself’ group will meet on  Wednesday January 22nd in Hogan’s Bar at 8.30pm. Lisa Fernandes from Maine in the USA will give a talk on ‘growing food we need’ and turning your vegetable plot into a productive garden. Lisa and her husband have converted their 1/3 acre plot in the USA into a virtual food garden. Lisa is also an expert on composting and preserving the food we grow. Members and non members of Coachford GIY are very welcome.  


Coachford Scientists are recognisedSScience Placque
Congratulations and well done to the Coachford National School 6th class who were awarded 3rd place in the National Primary Schools Science Fair as part of the Young Scientists Exhibition in Dublin last weekend. The project on Allergies was very well received by the judges and the young students were commended for their hard work and attention to detail.SONY DSC
Medal Presentation
Cork Footballers, Rena Buckley and John Corkery were guest of honours at the Aghabullogue Camogie club and GAA medal presentations last Saturday evening. Both players spoke to the young camogie winners and footballers and stressed to them the importance of training and listening to their coaches. The under 13 footballers were the only side to bring honours to the GAA club in 2013 winning the East Region League title. The underage camogie players had a very successful year winning titles in under 12, 13, 14 and 15 age groups. A very large crowd made up of the players families and friends were in attendance and were treated to an excellent meal prepared by the camogie club members.
Coachford AFC premier team will play Greenwood away on Saturday in the league and the B team travel to Ballinhassig to play the home side in their league tie. The premier team are top of the table at the moment but are only two points clear of and have played three more games than the two teams immediately below them.  The B team are third in their league and look to be having a much better season at this early stage than the previous one.

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